Fitbit

My wife got me a Fitbit Charge, she’s had one a while and likes it. I expressed an interest and she surprised me!

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It seems pretty cool. It’s fun entering all the info from the food you eat, keeping track of everything. I especially like the  bar code scanner.

It measures your activity during the day, and how you sleep at night.

I wear it in the shower, but not in the sea, not sure how waterproof it is.. I’ll find out, but I’m pretty sure you can’t take it diving.

Superbowl was yesterday. Both teams sucked. Denver had no third down conversions but won it. Carolina didn’t play well at all either.

It’s Monday, I’m tired and crabby. It’s cold and wwindy outside…Good day for working, if there ever was

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Have a wonderful week!

Assumptions, Expectations and Attitude

When I was a kid, I didn’t completely understand the rules of American football. I got on the football team, hoping to learn the rules more than actually play football, but everyone seemed to know them (but me). They were never taught, and out of shame, I never asked. I sucked on my high school football team, msstly because I never knew what I was doing. To this day, I am still aware of rules I don’t know in American Football.

Not so many years later, I had been a lifeguard at a swimming pool for a couple of years. I took a pool managers course to learn about taking care of the pool itself. I think it was in the evenings at a local college. In the course, everyone (except me, apparently) already was a pool manager. They discussed flushing the filters, adding the chemicals. Everyone in the class was much older than me and already knew what I came to learn. In the class, we never flushed a filter, or even went to a pool! I never knew precisely what anyone was talking about, didn’t understand the terminology, and again, kept my mouth shut, because I didn’t want to be the sole idiot. I flunked the test, and was so angry, I wrote a scathing letter.

Both times, I didn’t know what was going on, I couldn’t see it until it was over, and I looked back with 20/20 hindsight. Both still cause me anger and resentment and shame today.

I don’t really know the point of this post. Something happened recently that reminded me of it, but now I can’t remember what that was.

I guess my point is, when in doubt, speak up.

Plain Ol’ Americans

Cam Newton, quarterback for the American football team the Carolina Panthers, says he’s an African American quarterback, and that people are afraid of him. Funny, I didn’t know he was born in Africa, migrated to the US and became an American citizen. In my life, I have knowingly only met one African American. He was born in Zimbabwe, moved to the US, got a green card, nd later got full citizenship. And he’s a white guy. Sorry Cam, you’re just a plain ‘ol American, just like most Americans. And you’re a great quarterback, hope your team wins the Super Bowl!

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It’s been my observation, that many Caribbean black people think it’s funny that American black people want to be called African Americans, because it’s not true. African Americans moved from Africa and became citizens, and it has nothing to do with skin color.   

Yesterday, I rode the scooter for the first time in about two weeks. The weather forecast had predicted rain every day till yesterday. Tonight, it’s supposed to start raining again, and rain all weekend. I hope I can make it home again this afternoon before it starts raining. The scooter was super hard to start yesterday, I was ready to give up when it finally came to life.

Have a great day!

Monday Photo Post

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Ship going by

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Ship going by, no zoom

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Fat neck

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Not by me, but cool shot

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Family selfie

Twas an ok weekend. I left the house only to get breakfast fixins on Saturday morning. The Wife had to work Sunday. I took sun on the sun deck and watched every NFL team I hoped would win, lose. I abhor all the remainibg teams, except Carolina.

Have a great week!

Friday Here

It”s Friday finally!

I am glad the weekend is almost here

Yesterday I didn’t post yet nobody showed up at my house with sandwiches. What’s up with that? I asked you guys to keep an eye on me. It’s allright, the Wife is coming back tonight!

Plan on diving this Sunday, and just FYI, my team this weekend is the

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Have a good weekend!Kansas City Chiefs!

Not Friday

I almost named this post “It’s Friday”, but it’s not.

Tomorrow an old Navy friend of mine arrives for 10 days. Haven’t seen him in 32 or 33 years.

Night before last was the last Monday Night Football for this season. No more Thursday night games either. They didn’t even tell me goodbye! Philadelphia’s head coach got fired after they lost to my Redskins. I feel sorry for him.
I feel kinda down this morning. No reason.

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Here’s a picture from my Wife.

Have a good day!

Mondays Report of the Weekend

It was a good weekend, with a rough start. Friday, we were allowed to leave work early, because of the work Christmas party. I wasn’t going to the party, but I sure as heck was going to take off early. As soon as it was time to go. It started raining super hard when I couldn’t leave work. The second it quit raining, I left. The roads were so flooded the Watergaten over the floorboards of my scooter.

Saturday was nice, I went to the beach wife and mom in law didn’t want to go.

Sunday I put up the tent on the roof. We’ll be sleeping there when the father in law arrives tomorrow.
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Yesterday was also the Wife’s works Christmas party. Brunch at the Marriott. It was good.

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Also yesterday my football team won and everybody else lost. The Washington Redskins first in the division for the first time I remember in a long time.

Short week at work this week!